Our delusional and dangerous president
Remember when just last year Obama arrogantly said:
“You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president, then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election.”
Well, now that we won an election (massively, I might add), Obama has a new take on things. Gee, what a surprise. Per the Washington Examiner, it goes something like this:
President Obama did something extraordinary, perhaps unprecedented, in his post-election news conference Wednesday: He claimed a mandate on behalf of voters who didn't vote.
"To everyone who voted, I want you to know that I hear you," the president said. "To the two-thirds of voters who chose not to participate in the process yesterday, I hear you, too."
What did that mean? What did those non-voters say?
It would probably be more useful to ask what the president heard. And apparently Obama heard expressions of support from non-voters across the land.
The president explained that many more voters turned out when he was elected, and then re-elected, than in Tuesday's midterms that left Republicans firmly in control of House and Senate. "One of the things that I'm very proud of in 2008 and 2012, when I ran for office, was we got people involved who hadn't been involved before," Obama said. "Part of what I also think we've got to look at is that two-thirds of people who were eligible to vote just didn't vote."
The man is delusional.
And while we don’t need more proof of his mental instability (or his dictatorial style of leadership), there’s more anyway as The Olympian reports on a lunch meeting the president had with GOP leaders on Friday:
A White House lunch aiming for cooperation boiled into a fresh dispute with newly empowered Republicans over immigration reform Friday, with GOP leaders warning President Barack Obama to his face not to take unilateral action. The president stood unflinchingly by his plan to act.
Republicans attending the postelection lunch at Obama's invitation said they asked him for more time to work on legislation, but the president said his patience was running out. He underscored his intent to act on his own by the end of the year if they don't approve legislation to ease deportations before then and send it to him to sign.
The Republicans' approach, three days after they resoundingly won control of the Senate in midterm elections, "seemed to fall on deaf ears," Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said in a telephone interview. "The president instead of being contrite or saying in effect to America, 'I hear you,' as a result of the referendum on his policies that drove this last election, he seems unmoved and even defiant." (snip)
"He still hasn't come to grips with the reality of the election and the consequences of the election," Barrasso said. "His tone and tenor didn't seem to reflect that of somebody whose policies were just significantly rejected all across the country just three days ago.”
The president would not budge on amnesty. He seemed not to hear what GOP leaders were saying. He seemed not to absorb the message Americans sent on Tuesday. His comment that his “patience was running out” is patronizing. And setting an ultimatum on a legislation deadline (now!) was a threat.
A megalomaniac who hates America is running the country. And as we know all too well, with no elections left to win, over the coming weeks, months, and, yes, unfortunately, years, he’s going to let ‘er rip.
However politically active we were leading up to Election Day, we need to double our efforts now, because we are entering a very dangerous time as Obama goes off the rails.